Weekend Preview: IceRays to Face Off Against Lone Star Brahmas

Sep 23, 2021

The IceRays return home to American Bank Center after the season was canceled last year.  There are many new and updated things that wait inside for the fans at ABC.

The biggest thing to look forward to is the team on the ice.  With only one returning player for Corpus Christi, Aaron Hamel, the team is filled with faces ready to play in front of the best hockey fans along the Gulf Coast.

The team is comprised of NAHL veterans, players looking to find their spot in the league, and a youth movement that will build the foundation of years to come on the Coastal Bend. After the team’s 1-3 start at the NAHL Showcase last week, each game will matter more earlier to battle Corpus Christi’s way back up through the standings.

One of the teams in front of Corpus Christi in the standings is the team coming into town this weekend.  The Lone Star Brahmas went 2-1-1 in Blaine after starting 2-0 against Minot and the Minnesota Magicians, the team fell to Jamestown in regulation and the Minnesota Wilderness in overtime to end their time in Blaine.

Two players to watch out for with Lone Star are Nicholas Niemo and Artur Turansky.  They form two-thirds of the Brahmas top forward unit. The third member of the line, Frankie Ireland, and the rest of the unit combine for fifteen combined points.  That is more than the rest of the team combined.

In net for the Brahmas, each goaltender has a win and are under 2.50 for their goals against average. It would not be a shock to see each goaltender this weekend.

Puck drop on both days is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. You can watch live on HockeyTV and stay tuned to our social medias to learn where the audio version can be found!